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School of Medicine Alumna Channels Cura Personalis Lessons to Psychiatric Care During Pandemic

For Christina Garza, MD (C’01, M’08), assistant professor of psychiatry at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York, the ability to adapt quickly has been essential to providing accessible and compassionate patient care in the spirit of cura personalis during the COVID-19 pandemic. This included tapping the School of Medicine’s alum network for help acquiring technology to connect isolated, critically ill patients to their caregivers and families.

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